U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CALLING PROVINCE NOT TO BREAK DEAL WITH THE BEER STORE
Jun 05, 2019
By Bob Komsic
First it was the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, now the world’s largest business organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is urging the Ford government not to break the contract with The Beer Store that was signed by the previous Wynne Liberals.
”It is essential (that) this process be conducted in a manner that ensures the sanctity of existing contracts be honored,” wrote the Chamber’s Senior Vice-President Neil Herrington, in a letter to the premier.
”Our strong concern is that terminating an existing contract, and doing so without compensation … risks sending a negative signal to U.S. and other international investors about the business and investment climate in Ontario.”
The chamber represents more than three-million companies in the U.S.
Legislation to end the deal, in order to put beer and wine in convenience stores, is expected to pass tomorrow.